Events

  1. School Holidays

    30 June @ 8:00 am - 23 July @ 5:00 pm AEST
  2. Staff Day No.5

    23 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  3. Boarding House Students Return

    23 July @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
  4. First Day of Term 3

    24 July @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
  5. 2018 SMGS Interschools Snowsports

    Regional Interschools – Perisher

    25 July @ 8:00 am - 27 July @ 5:00 pm AEST

News

  • Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening

    Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening We warmly invite all Year 10 students and their parents currently attending SMGS or considering enrolling at SMGS in 2019 to attend our Year 11 Subject Selection Information Evening on Tuesday, 31st July, commencing at 6:00 pm. An important transition At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we understand the importance […]
  • SMGS Virtual Debate teams advance to top ten in the country

    Our 2018 NGS Super National Virtual Debating Competition Teams have been very busy this year! Last week, we were notified that our Year 9/10 and Open team have made it into the final 10 schools in Australia! In round 5, the Year 9/10 will debate against The Essington School Darwin, while the Open team will […]
  • 2018 Regional Interschools Snowsports Team List – Updated

    The first draft SMGS team list is now available for the 2018 ACT Southern NSW Snowsports Championships.
  • SMGS enrichment program set to enter 3 teams in the 2018 ‘Write a Book in a Day’ Competition

      The next exciting event on the SMGS enrichment calendar is the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition.  This competition involves teams of between five and ten students who must write, illustrate and word process a children’s book in a twelve-hour period.  All books are given to children’s hospitals throughout Australia and competition entry […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

SMGS athletes take home four Redlands Cups!

By | July 16th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports|

SMGS snowsports athletes had another successful day on piste at Thredbo Resort for the Redlands Cup. Racers were greeted by cold temperatures that continued to plummet through the day, but enthusiasm stayed high buoyed by [...]

Racer ready…SMGS ready to kick off the 2018 snowsports competition season with the Scots Race and Redlands Cup

By | July 13th, 2018|Categories: Co-Curricular, Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Senior School, Snowsports|

With mother nature delivering the goods over the last few weeks, the buzz around the early season snowsports competition season is at an all-time high. Many of our students and their families have been taking [...]

20th Annual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition

By | July 9th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Co-Curricular, Junior School, Senior School|

On Thursday, 7 June, the SMGS community gathered for the 20thannual Maria Kisich Public Speaking Competition. Who is Maria Kisich? The Maria Kisich trophy was named in honour of the school’s first English teacher, one [...]